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Sandy Causes Delays for Proposed Monmouth Park Improvements

Superstorm Sandy threw a monkey wrench into plans for the track this year that included a concert venue and boardwalk.

Sandy Causes Delays for Proposed Monmouth Park Improvements

 

Plans to add new venues to the Monmouth Park site for the 2013 season, including an amphitheater and boardwalk, have been put on hold after the track sustained $5 million in damages during Superstorm Sandy, according to a report in The Hub.

After an 8-foot wall of water hit the racetrack's stables during the Oct. 29 storm and took out electric service, track officials decided to scale back from plans to have the 2,500 to 7,500-seat theater and boardwalk ready for the season, which kicks off May 11. Instead, work will be concentrated on improving existing features, like renovating the first floor of the clubhouse and enhancing the new miniature golf feature.

Longer-term goals for the Oceanport racetrack include an on-site hotel, indoor water park and stand-alone restaurants, according to the report.

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